Cal Grant Updates
CSAC communicates with students using the email address we have on file. It is critical that you keep your contact information updated on your WGS account.
Applying for a Cal Grant Takes Two Forms! Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADA) + Your Verified GPA = a Cal Grant Application. File your FAFSA or CADA and Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) Verification form by the March 2nd deadline for a Cal Grant. Cal Grant is money you don't have to pay back.
If you do not have a Cal Grant award and plan on transferring from a CCC to a 4 year college, you should apply for a Cal Grant the January prior to the academic year you plan on transferring. To apply for Cal Grant, you must completed a FAFSA or Dream Application and submit a certified GPA on or before the March 2nd deadline. If awarded and Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement award, you must transfer to the 4 year college and receive payment or you will be withdrawn from the program.
If you need additional assistance, you may contact the Customer Assistance staff at (888) 224-7268. Customer Assistance fields Cal Grant, Chafee and other Specialized calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM.
If you are unable to create a WGS account, or have an account but have forgotten your user id and/or password please call 1-888-294-0148 between 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Thursday for technical assistance only.
Keeping in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, if you are a student who is either 18 years or older or attending college, we are unable to assist your parent with questions pertaining to your account without your permission. For security purposes and to protect your privacy, you must complete a Third Party Release Form (G-25) on WebGrants for Students at www.webgrants4students.org, which will authorize your parent to act on your behalf.
Yes, you could possibly be eligible for institutional funding such as a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver. Check with the Financial Aid Officer at your school for more information on private grants or scholarships.
If YES, you should:
1. Check the school listed on your WebGrants for Students (WGS) account and update as needed.
2. If the correct school is listed and you have not been paid, contact your financial aid office to confirm eligibility and request payment. If you haven't submitted required documents to your financial aid office to complete your financial aid file, please do so immediately.
If NO and you plan on attending college, you may post a leave of absence on your WGS account
CSAC recommends that you use one of the following browsers when using WGS:
To download one of the recommended browsers, you may click on the Help Center link on the right side of this page.
Apple/Mac Computers, IPADs, and Smart Phones:
Results may be unpredictable.